Dear Blog-Land, I have learned a valuable lesson this fall. One must never hide their true emotions and feelings. One must always express what they truly feel without fear. Even if it means it will hurt someone else for a little bit. It’s always better to be honest than to keep things hidden.

Hurt is part of life. Sometimes we carry the scars with us forever, and sometimes we don’t.    I want to take this moment and thank Neosporin for helping me clear my scars throughout my life. Thank you Neosporin.      But all joking aside, I am grateful for a personal scar from a few years back (the one that runs real deep) because I learned so much from it. I hope it never disappears. It’s a constant reminder that life is a journey, that nothing is permanent, and that we are continuously growing and shifting in our bodies and minds.

For all the good, the bad, the funny, the sad, the grotesque, and the beautiful anything…I am grateful. Our hurt can make us into really interesting people. People with likes, dislikes, desires, fears, etc. etc. etc.

Above all, hurt gives us a reason to write.

To anyone out there who has been hurting for a while, ask yourself why. Are you perpetuating the hurt, or are you doing something about it? Sometimes hurt is optional. It’s up to you to make that change. There are all kinds of support for people who are hurting, and no one is alone. Never forget that. Just do the research and reach out if need be. You’ll be surprised how many people have your back.

Here’s my food for thought today—–> Scars are okay. As long as we learn from them.

I leave you with a Nine Inch Nail song covered by the irreplaceable Johnny Cash. It’s kind of depressing, but if you look real deep into his crinkly eyes…you’ll also see life/adventure/history/love/sweetness/desire/reflection.


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